Beach Sports: Hitting the Sand, Hard
GI Joe Summer Pier 2 Pier Run/Walk
The annual sand run goes from Hermosa Beach Pier to Manhattan Beach Pier and back. 7 a.m. Saturday, July 12 Runners receive T-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prizes.. Cash prize of $100 to the male and female runners who beat the current records (Male — 18:32), ( female 22:42). $45.. Walk-in registration available at Village Runner stores: 1840 North Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach and 1811 South Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach. Online registration closes Thursday, July 10. Proceeds benefit Trinity Basketball and Education along with Grandparents as Parents. 310-980-9339. mbbootcamp.com.
More than 50,000 spectators watch this beach volleyball tournament each summer. Action takes place July 30-31 next to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Register online at citymb.info by clicking on the Activity Registration button. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, July 18.
CBVA Cal Cup Championships
The California Beach Volleyball Association hosts numerous tournaments throughout the summer for adults and youth of all skill levels. The season is highlighted by the Cal Cup State Championships Aug. 30-31 in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Complete schedule and fees available at cbva.com.
Beach Tennis tournaments
West Coast Beach Tennis brings the hottest new action sport to 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Tournaments include Mid Summer’s Day (June 21-22), Endless Summer (Aug. 23-24) and Indian Summer (Sept. 27-28). westcoastbeachtennis.net.
Amateur Athletic Union Southern Pacific Championships
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) holds beach volleyball tournament for youth including the Southern Pacific Championships May 31 (Hermosa Beach), a Summer Series at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach, the Jr. National Championships July 12-13 (Hermosa Beach) and the west Coast Jr. Olympic Games National Club Championships July 26027 (Hermosa Beach). AAUBeach.org.
Drumming on the beach
Free To Be Me Hermosa Beach Community Drum Circle performs on the sand, just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier. 12 – 3 p.m.Facilitated by Sabina Sandova. This is a family friendly event. Bring your own drum or percussion instrument, or use one of the hundreds provided. freetobemedrumcircle.com.